Co-designing a peer support platform for people with low vision and blindness
This report evaluates the design and development of a prototype Peer Support Platform that aimed to address the information, linkages and capacity (ILC) building needs of people with low vision and blindness.
Designed to improve policies and practices to enable people with a disability across Australia to participate fully in society, the Disability Research Collection contains resources by, and is for, policy-makers, researchers, advocacy organisations, disabled people’s organisations, service providers and practitioners as well as people with...
What makes inclusive communities? Meanings, tensions, change needed
This report presents finding from the first stage of the multi year, Planning Inclusive Communities Research Project. 97 participants, aged 9 to 92 years of age, shared their thoughts, experiences, and ideas of what makes communities inclusive, their current experiences of living in their communities...
Building effective system-wide disability research capacity in Australia
This research was commissioned by the National Disability Research Partnership, and was designed to examine strategies to develop disability research capacity in Australia.
Framework for artificial intelligence-enabled assistive technology as supports under the National Disability Insurance Scheme: final report
Katie Packer, Janine Walker, Pippa Niven, Joshua Byrnes, Sankalp Khanna, Dongxi Liu
The NDIA has released this framework to promote innovation and development of safe and effective artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled assistive technology (AT).
'No data about us without us': community responses to the idea of a National Disability Data Asset
Data is increasingly used to direct services, secure funding and influence policy. However, for the disability community in Australia, access to high quality data is significantly lacking. This report captures the perspectives of 40 members of the disability community to the idea of a National...
Setting an agenda for disability research in Australia: consultation report
This report presents the results of the Phase 2b consultation conducted with 974 individuals from 21 non-government organisations, including service providers and disabled peoples’ organisations, the First Nations-focused National Disability Research Agenda survey and online focus groups and in-depth interviews with people with augmentative and...
Setting an agenda for disability research in Australia: survey results
This report presents the results of a survey completed by 973 people with involvement or interest in Australian disability research. It is part of multi-phase research agenda setting exercise that has been conducted to understand existing disability research in Australia and consult with the disability...
Setting an agenda for disability research in Australia: synthesis and refinement
This report presents findings from the third phase of the research agenda development project funded by the National Disability Research Partnership (NDRP).
Mapping disability research in Australia 2018-2020
This mapping report provides a comprehensive picture of the current state of disability research in Australia in the period since the Audit of Disability Research Update Report was published in 2017.
Overview of results - Informing investment design: ILC research activity
Between June and November 2021, the Centre for Social Impact (CSI), Swinburne University of Technology, undertook this research project to assist the Department of Social Services (DSS) to build an evidence base for the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Program and inform the future...
A Youth19 brief: young people with disabilities
This report explores the lives of students with a disability including health and wellbeing, housing insecurity, and creating a brighter future.
Reaching potential: experiences of young people with intellectual disability
Young people with intellectual disability face barriers to accessing the support, services and experiences they deserve, driving inequities in health, education, social and economic participation outcomes. This report identifies system gaps that are driving challenging experiences and opens a conversation about what is required to...
Making New Zealand accessible: a design for effective accessibility legislation
This report proposes a legal framework to make New Zealand accessible for and remove barriers that create disabling experiences. A quarter of New Zealanders experience disability and everyone will have an impairment at some point.
Working safely and inclusively through COVID-19 and beyond
This document outlines a set of clear principles to aid and support the Australian arts and cultural sector to make decisions inclusively, and to go beyond compliance and celebrate diversity.
Achieving a ‘sense of purpose’: pathways to employment for NDIS participants with intellectual disability, on the autism spectrum and/with psychosocial disability
This report presents research findings from the Employment Research Project aimed at exploring the barriers and enablers to gaining and maintaining paid employment for NDIS participants with intellectual disability, on the autism spectrum, and/or with psychosocial disability.
This paper shows key data about people with a disability in Gippsland, Victoria.
Hidden in plain sight: optimising the allied health professions for better, more sustainable integrated care
This report examines the evidence and identifies the critical changes that are key to designing a system with fully integrated allied health services aligned with the objectives of the health and disability system reforms.
Exploring participant experiences: a survey on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on NDIS, allied healthcare services and consumer experiences transitioning to telehealth
This report contains the finding of a national survey to investigate the experiences of NDIS participants, or their family members/carers, when accessing allied healthcare supports during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Disability support workers: COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and communication needs
Between March and April 2021, researchers from the University of Melbourne and UNSW Canberra conducted an online survey of over 350 disability support workers (DSWs) about their opinions and needs surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine. This report outlines the survey findings.
Our health and disability system
This paper summarises the New Zealand Government’s plan to strengthen the health system to ensure every New Zealander can access the right care at the right time.
Disability housing: what does good look like?
This article explores why the disability sector needs an aligned approach to measurement, how the Disability Housing Outcomes Framework was developed, and how it will be piloted while ensuring that data collected is meaningful, practical, and will guide better decision making.
Incorporating minimum accessibility standards in new housing: a survey of access consultants and architects
This study seeks the expert opinions of access consultants and architects on how expensive and complicated it would be for builders to incorporate specific accessible features into all new homes.
Culturally competent communication in Indigenous disability assessment: a qualitative study
This article aims to identify key elements of culturally competent communication in Indigenous disability assessment and planning, and provide recommendations for strengthening capacity in this area.
Traumatic brain injury and homelessness
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a type of acquired brain injury that is common among people who experience homelessness. This fact sheet describes some of the common symptoms of TBI, discusses the link between TBI and homelessness, and provides information for frontline workers who deliver...